Spiritual events for September 4


PAGAN PRIDE DAY 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, at Yauger Park in Olympia. People of all ages and spiritual backgrounds are welcome. The event will include information booths, vendors and activities celebrating autumn equinox . Clothing and nonperishable food will be welcomed and donated to local charities. This event is sponsored by Pagan Pride Olympia; Yauger Park is located at 3100 Capital Mall Drive S.W. For more information, call Kate Tossey at 360-402-6551 or e-mail .

HIGH HOLIDAYS SERVICES Chabad Jewish Discovery Center has announced its High Holiday Services schedule. All are welcome, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English. A special children’s program will accompany the adult services. Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year (Sept. 8-10), at the Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1611 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Yom Kippur services (Sept. 17-18) will be held at the Phoenix Inn 415 Capitol Way N., Olympia. For more information, call 360-584-4306, e-mail , or log on to  .


QI GONG —Chinese form of breathwork. Fridays at 5:45 p.m. Gentle exercise for all; sitting or standing. Half-hour of Qi Gong followed by TGIF (directed meditation). All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community, 3500 Stoll Road SE, Olympia, Call 491-3171. Join us for service 11 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 481-2379.

NEWLOCATION All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community 3500 Stoll Road S.E., Olympia. Call 360-481-2379 or 360-456-5697.

ST. PLACID PRIORY SPIRITUALITY CENTER: 500 College St. N.E., Lacey, offers individual and group retreats, spiritual direction, programs and weekend workshops. Call 360-438-2595 or go to  .

OLYMPIA ZEN CENTER: 3248 39th Way N.E., Olympia offers daily meditation in the Soto Zen tradition and monthly one-day retreats. Newcomer orientation Wednesdays at 6 p.m. followed by meditation at 7 p.m., ceremony and dharma talk. Call 360-357-2835 or go to  .


Classes meet at Lien Hoa Vietnamese Temple, 1211 Wilson St. N.E., Olympia. Classical Buddhist meditation practices, group discussions and monthly teachings, 7 p.m. Thursdays; Tibetan transformative meditations, 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call 360-786-1309 or  .

THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING – A SCIENCE OF MIND COMMUNITY:Meditation at 10:30 a.m. and metaphysical service and children’s program at 11 a.m. Sundays, NOVA School, 2020 22nd Ave. S.E., Olympia. Call 360-570-2112 or go to  .

SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND EMMAUS CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: 11 a.m. the first and third Sundays of every month at Lacey Women’s Club House, 829 Lacey St., Lacey; .

WEEKLY MEDITATION AND PUJA: 11 a.m. Sundays, The Dharmata Foundation, 2613 Aztec Drive N.W., Olympia. Followed by weekly recorded dharma talks by Anam Thubten. 360-866-8442.

CAPITOL CHRISTIAN HEALING ROOMS: From 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Family Chiropractic, 204 Pinehurst Drive W., Tumwater. Call 360-943-4880 or 360-438-1430.

THURSTON INSIGHT MEDITATION GROUP: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, The Quaker Meeting Hall, 219 B St., Tumwater. Each week will include basic instruction and a session in mindfulness meditation . Call 360-491-8943.

SOUNDVIEW CHRISTIAN WRITERS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Olympia. Call 360-705-2846 for location and information.

KID’S JEWISH BOOK CLUB: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, The Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1611 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Children ages 3-6 can explore Jewish values, traditions and mitzvahs (good deeds) through interactive story time, crafts and activities. 360-918-8828 or  .

ENDING YOUR WEEK IN STILLNESS: 6-7:15 p.m. Fridays, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 East End St. N.W., Olympia. This meditation group has two periods of sitting meditation, a period of walking meditation and a brief reading. 360-786-6383.

GERMAN MINISTRY: 1 p.m. the fi rst Saturday of each month, St. Benedict Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker St., Lacey. Monthly worship in the German language. Call 360-701-2037 or 360-456-1402.

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